Friday, April 10, 2009

live...




Live while you are alive...

Learn to be what you are in the seed of your spirit

Learn to free yourself from all things that have molded you

And which limit your secret and undiscovered road...


Never forget that love

Requires you to be

The greatest person you are capable of being,


Self generating and strong and gentle -

Your own hero and star...

Be grateful for life as you live it,

And may a wonderful light

Always guide you along the unfolding road.


- from Ben Okri's "To an English friend in Africa"
(thanks Genie!!!)

9 comments:

Genie Sea said...

It's from Ben Okri's "To an English friend in Africa" :) It's lovely :)

Samosas for One said...

I love this.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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She Who Flies said...

Beautiful quote!
And your timing in posting it is so perfect :-)

3rdEyeMuse said...

may we all remind ourselves of this every single day (as for me, I'll print it out and tape it to my bathroom mirror till it's engraved in my heart).

thank you.

Brandi said...

absolutely divine photo and poem.

pink sky said...

this is perfect for this very moment. thank you...xo

Silvia said...

beautiful.

xo

Amber said...

Thank you.

:)